Home to about 1,456 undergraduates in 2020, BVU is a small, private university located in Storm Lake, Iowa. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, BVU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by BVU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our BVU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Presbyterian Church (USA) Colleges and Universities.
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit BVU Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", BVU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our BVU for Veterans Guide.
BVU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
BVU has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,456 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,230 (84.5%). Part-time attendance was 226 (15.5%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, BVU is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank BVU #1530 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
BVU has a total of 457 student athletes, 308 men and 149 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$2,604,786|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$2,364,919|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Buena Vista University Athletics